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, president obama criticized the bush administration's treatment of detainees. candidate obama promised to close guantÁnamo and to reject torture without exception or equivocation to the also criticized previous administration for executive secrecy, including repeated invocation of the state secret privilege to get civil lawsuits thrown out of course, and he promised to lead a new era of openness. the administration has fulfilled some of those promises, and inconspicuously failed to fulfill others. in some cases because congress has lost them but in other places -- block them. as mentioned earlier, i level of secrecy surrounding the rendition and torture of detainees cannot continue to be justified on the basis of national security. the authorized enhanced techniques have been publicly disclosed, and the cia has approved its former employees publication of detailed accounts of individuals and interrogation. ongoing classification of gerald document these practices serves only to conceal evidence of wrongdoing and to make its repetition more likely. apart from redactions needed to prote
have had over the course of well -- twelve years. by and large, i think the bush and obama administration should be alawed for the efforts. the men and women who work in our law enforcement agencies to keep us safe. when the tragedies occur, we can't help but be heart broken. >> host: let's move to the budget. in the front page of the "washington post" this morning has the headline "lawmakers ready to weigh entitlement, president obama offered to trim -- g.o.p. leaders are embarrassing the proposal and rushing to jump start a debate that delve even more deeply to the touching topic of federal spending on the elderrerly. where do you come down for cpi, as being called as well as hired medicare premium yum and reduced benefit for welfare senior. >> guest: i think you have to start with the premises we can't keep spending money. we have. at the same time we have seniors who have paid in to these programs and folks years away from retirement who paid to social security and medicare with the understanding they have the are security that comes from the program being strong. actua
years. by and large, the bush administration and the obama administration should be applauded for the efforts. all the men and women who work throughout our law enforcement agencies, the fbi, cia, military, to try to keep us safe. but when these tragedies occur, we cannot help but be heartbroken and we need to see what more needs to be done. host: let's move on to the budget. the front page of the washington post has its headline -- where did you come down on a proposal from the president, the chained cpi, as well as higher medicare premiums and reduced benefits for wealthier seniors? guest: we have to start with the premise cannot keep spending money we don't have. we have a moral obligation to not rob the next generation of their opportunity to live the american dream. at the same time, we have seniors who have paid into this program, folks that are near retirement and those years away from retirement to have paid into social security and medicare with the understanding there will have the security of those programs being strong. actuaries of either party will tell you the n
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